Support Rescued Wildlife in the Amazon Care for Rescued Wildlife Santa Maria , Bolivia Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
Ambue Ari is a Wildlife Sanctuary that cares for over 70 animals, of more than 20 different species, specialising in the care of large felines.
Support Rescued Wildlife in the Amazon Villa Tunari, Bolivia Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
Volunteer with rescued wildlife at one of our 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries in the Bolivian Amazon. Machía specialises in monkeys amongst other animals.
Support Rescued Wildlife Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
Volunteer with rescued animals at one of our 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries in the Bolivian Amazon.

8 Project reviews of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi

Project Details

Our main concern is animal trafficking. We’re working to end it and in the meantime offering refuge to those animals who have fallen victim to it.

For more than 25 years CIWY has cared for rescued wildlife, given disadvantaged youth a sense of purpose through involvement with wildlife care & educated the Bolivian public to respect wildlife.

Our largest focus continues to be aiding animals affected by the animal trade, although in more recent years we have focused more of our attention on preventing the illegal animal trade that is the culprit behind the need for our work.

- The 3 wildlife sanctuaries we have are in Bolivia.

Bolivia’s land isn’t just diverse—some of its features have broken records! Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest lake that’s deep enough for a boat to sail on. Salar de Uyuni, which sits in the southwest of the country, is the world’s largest salt flat. And the world’s highest forest sits more than 13,000 feet above sea level in Bolivia’s Sajama National Park. This takes cool scenery to new heights.  

- We are looking for more than 400 rescued animals, most of them came from black market or destruction of their habitat.

- Why choose us?

Volunteering in our wildlife centres is hard work. However, it is also incredibly rewarding, unique and sure to be a memorable experience.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Contact Person
Andrea Benavente
Andrea Benavente
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

We have worked tirelessly in support of Bolivia’s environment, wildlife and disadvantaged children since 1992. Some of our most notable achievements are:

• Having saved over 1,000 animals from the illegal wildlife trade
• Having protected over 1,000 hectares of forested land, thus helping to preserve vital natural habitats
• To offer refuge to a number endemic, endangered and exotic species
• To have Dame Jane Goodall as our Patron

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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